by Colette Bothof
The Netherlands 2014, 89 min
Do you dare to be different in a place where everything stays the same?
The summer is sweltering and hot in a village where everyday life is dominated by the humming power plant. Anne (16) and her friends spend their days biking through the winding roads that lead nowhere and everywhere - it's a time of adventure and youthful awakening. Anne, however, feels like an outsider, until she meets Lena, a new girl in town who rides a motorbike, wears leather, and is different from everybody else. The two girls rapidly fall for one another and young love unfolds in all its tender awkwardness.
Cast & Crew
Sigrid ten Napel, Jade Olieberg, Lisa Smit, Ella-June Henrard, Martijn Lakemeijer, Rik Verheye
Production: De Productie
World Premiere: Buster IFF 2014
North American Premiere: Chicago IFF 2014
Latin American Premiere: São Paulo IFF 2014
Performance Award (Sigrid ten Napel) - Iris Prize FF 2015
Colette BOTHOF (1962, Zimbabwe) made documentaries and studied psychology and communications before attending the Netherlands Film and Television Academy. Since 1994, she has worked as a screenwriter and director for film and television, recently also for interactive television.